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2023

Biological Solutions: Catalyst for the Sustainability Transition of the Palm Oil Industry
Hong discusses how biological solutions can help to upgrade palm oil biomass, offer sustainable ways to produce platform chemicals and bio-based materials for a growing population, and reduce carbon emissions to battle the climate crisis.

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2022

Process Safety Leadership and Culture in the Palm Oil Milling Industry

Hong shows how the Principle of 3C can explain repeat accidents within the palm oil milling industry and introduces the four-level process safety culture to help the industry attain success in implementing process safety.

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How can biological solutions help accelerate the sustainability transition of the palm oil industry?
Hong shares his view on how biological solutions can help to upgrade palm oil biomass and reduce carbon emissions to battle the climate crisis.

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The Onset of Biotechnology Transformation in the Oil and Fat Industry
Hong shares his thoughts on how biotechnology could become a game-changing technology in sustainable oil and fat production.

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Are we ready to upgrade palm kernel cake?

Hong welcomes the suggestion by Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin that the Malaysian Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry will step up its efforts to promote the use of palm kernel waste as an animal feed for the poultry industry.

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Application of industry 4.0 disruption in the palm oil industry
Hong shares his thoughts about how the palm oil industry can be modernised through application of Industry 4.0.

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Misconception the real problem

What is it about the palm oil industry that many — except for those working in the industry — are hellbent on discrediting it?

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2021

We need True Leadership During the Pandemic

Hong talks about the need of true leadership in times of of uncertainty; especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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How the palm oil industry is transitioning to net-zero

Hong shares his thoughts about the net-zero transition of the palm oil industry.

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Using palm oil by-products to produce biofuels

Hong talks about the latest biological solution making the palm oil industry more sustainable.

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Malaysian palm oil industry needs fresh talents for successful transformation

Hong shares his thoughts about the improvement opportunities in the palm oil industry.

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Improving Sustainability of Palm Oil Production by Increasing Oil Extraction Rate: a Review

Hong jointly published a journal paper to review palm oil milling process.

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2020

Palm oil processing – The forgotten career path for chemical engineers

Hong talks about career prospects in palm oil processing.

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Palm Oil: Better with Enzymes

Hong explains how enzyme technology could make the palm oil industry greener and more efficient.

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Embracing Industry 4.0 in Palm Oil Milling

Why is it important for the palm oil milling industry to capitalise on the Industry 4.0?

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2019 and before

The needs of process safety management in palm oil industry

Hong elaborates the needs of process safety management in palm oil industry and proposes a generic process safety management framework which may be useful for palm oil industry. 

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A Bunch of Challenges

What can chemical engineers do to boost the efficiency of palm oil milling?

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ISO Certification Initiatives Prove the Commitment to Sustainability

Hong describes the certification of ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and MS 1722 proved the commitment to sustainability by forming guiding principle on Environment, Health and Safety management.

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